Queen's Birthday means bird-day at Pukeiti 

Taranaki Regional Council

Children of any age can find out about all things avian by taking part in Pukeiti’s annual bird survey on Sunday (4 June).

Pukeiti bird survey results from previous years.

Pukeiti bird survey results from previous years.

The survey will be accompanied by sessions focusing on bird songs and bird games, with plenty of spot prizes. The event is part of Pukeiti’s year-round programme of family-focused Explorer Days.

As the chart shows, top of the pops in bird surveys over the past two years have included silvereyes, chaffinches, bellbirds and kereru.

This year’s survey also brings an opportunity to try out a new network of ‘secret trails’ linking Pukeiti’s tree houses. They’ve been developed as part of the current revamp of the property.

Sunday’s events run from 10.30am to 2pm at Pukeiti, 2290 Carrington Road, New Plymouth. They’re part of a calendar of free events organised by the Taranaki Regional Council at Pukeiti, Tūpare and Hollard Gardens, the three heritage properties the Council owns and manages on behalf of the people of the region. For more information, see www.trc.govt.nz/gardens/. Social media uses can also follow Taranaki Regional Gardens on Facebook and TaranakiRG on Twitter.

One of Pukeiti's tree houses - perfect for bird-watching

One of Pukeiti's tree houses - perfect for bird-watching.